Third-ranked Elizabethton (7-1, 3-1) took sole possession of second place (and the home playoff game that goes with it) in Region 1-4A on Friday with a 49-12 win over Volunteer on senior night in Church Hill.

The Falcons (4-4, 2-2) will hit the road next week to face 5A Cherokee in the Battle of Hawkins County before traveling to Bluff City on Oct. 29 to close out the regular season with a district game against Sullivan East.